Amazon is expected to acquire Ring, the home security specialist. The deal is supposed to be officially announced later today.
This will enable Amazon in branching out its smart home items quickly, however, Ring has recently affirmed that it will be bringing HomeKit support to some of its items. Statements from Ring about HomeKit support go back to 2016.
Currently, HomeKit smart camera options are pretty limited. D-Link’s Omni, Logitech’s Circle 2, and Netgear’s Arlo Baby Camera are some of the best that come to mind.
Amazon is supposedly going to retain the Ring branding, yet will have the capacity to profoundly integrate its Alexa digital assistant among other services. Ring products already come with Alexa integration but this will only increase that functionality.
HomeKit is definitely still in the works. As soon as testing is completed for the Ring Pro and Floodlight Cam, we'll partner with Apple to provide you with an updated release date.
— Ring (@ring) February 27, 2018
Last summer, Ring announced new external security cameras having solar-powered options. Last October, it revealed its Protect home security system.
Amazon sells its own indoor Cloud Cam with Amazon Key service for $119. Amazon also offers the Cloud Cam and Yale smart lock for $250.
A spokesperson from Ring shared a statement:
We’ll be able to achieve even more by partnering with an inventive, customer-centric company like Amazon. We look forward to being a part of the Amazon team as we work toward our vision for safer neighborhoods